Business Voice Newsletter March/April 2018

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Chamber’s Best of the Best to be celebrated April 21st Every year, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce recognizes business owners, ci(zens and volunteers who represent the best that Douglas County has to offer. The Chamber has announced the nomina+ons for this year’s Businessperson, Small Business, Ci+zen and Volunteer and Ambassador of the Year awards. The winners will be revealed, along with the 2018-19 Board of Directors, at the Chamber’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on Saturday, April 21st at Denver Marrio; South at Park Meadows. And the Nominees are… BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR NOMINEES: • JENNIFER BROWN, Master Magne+cs/Ads on Magnets • JEFF COX, Digital Globe Services • TODD FOLKENBERG, Castle Rock Adven+st Health Campus

this issue Farewell from Chairman P.2 Morning at the Capitol P.3 DCBA Day at the Capitol P.3 2017 Accomplishments P.5 Networking Events P.6 Best of the Best Awards P.8/9 New Event Manager P.10 Educa+onal Events P.13 Women’s Luncheon P.17 Membership Benefits P 19 Leadership Update P. 24

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES: • MATT CALL, NavPoint Real Estate Group • BRUCE HIER AND ROBBIE PERSON, Hier Drilling Company • JR PINON, Olinger Dignity Memorial View the rest of the nominees and read more on page 8.

Mar/Apr 2018

Farewell le;er from our Chairman of the Board 2017 has been an extraordinary year of success and challenge for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. We con+nue to drive our vision, mission and purpose each day. These core principles guide us and inform our chamber in all we do, from the strategic plan to our incredible award winning events.

Take Poli+cal Ac+on

The chamber's vision is "igni+ng passion for business success and community prosperity".

Bernie Greenberg Board Chairman Kokish & Goldmanis PC

Our mission and purpose is to: • Support, encourage and promote member businesses in our community; • Be a “voice” for businesses to local and regional government; Foster a livable, vital community where quality of life and posi+ve growth are both possible • Educate business, government en++es, youth and individuals regarding business acumen, leadership and entrepreneurial development

To strive towards these goals the Castle Rock Chamber has achieved success this past year by: 1.

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Promo+ng our Castle Rock lifestyle and community by promo+ng and conduc+ng award winning community events such as Starligh+ng, ArRest, WineFest, Douglas County Fair Parade, Job Fairs, Horizon Luncheons and other educa+onal programs. Each year our events grow, improve and receive more awards and recogni+on. Fostering successful and sustainable businesses and employees through our Worksite Wellness Rocks! program. Developing community leaders through the chamber's Leadership Douglas County program. LDC graduates are in leadership posi+ons throughout Douglas County and Castle Rock including government, public safety and private business. The tangible results of the chamber's development of such leaders are immeasurable. Visible results include LDC class projects throughout Douglas County including the 9-11 Monument in downtown Castle Rock. The chamber's commitment to developing cataly+c leaders is more important than ever as the future gets more poli+cally divisive. Strengthening the local economy by assis+ng local businesses via the chamber's two wonderful websites, eXceIerate Business Development (EBD) program, partnering with the Douglas County Business Alliance, Economic Development Council and other organiza+ons, represen+ng member businesses on the GAP Coali+on to address 125 issues, the chamber's free business counseling services to local businesses, being a partner in workforce development projects such as the Workforce Pipeline venture and assis+ng in the approval and beginning of construc+on of the Collabora+on Campus in Castle Rock. Represen+ng business to government through the chamber's Government Interests Commi;ee, DCBA lobbying efforts, advoca+ng to government on behalf of business and educa+ng chamber members and the public through our Candidate Forums and Horizon Luncheons. Developing business rela+onships and partnerships through the numerous networking and volunteer opportuni+es available to chamber members. From our leads groups, Business AUer Hours, Business Over Breakfasts, Women of Influence and our incredible Chamber Ambassadors program, every day presents several ways to network with other chamber members. I am oUen approached by members who comment that the Castle Rock Chamber works best for those members who take advantage of the many opportuni+es our chamber offers. Improving our processes, ideas and offerings for every level of chamber membership. The Castle Rock Chamber's crea+on of the Castle Rock Chamber Founda+on and applica+on for accredita+on from the US Chamber of Commerce demonstrate our commitment to con+nuous improvement and excellence. Our Execu+ve Commi;ee's commitment to developing leadership con+nuity at every level of our chamber also informs the Castle Rock Chamber's commitment to the future.

While I am honored to report all of the chamber's successes this past year, we face challenges in the future that require all of us to con+nue to improve and seek collabora+ve solu+ons to our changing world and evolving issues. The Castle Rock Chamber will con+nue the best place for business, business owners and community leaders to champion, convene and be catalysts for the vital and vibrant community that we all love: Castle Rock, Colorado. I am grateful each day for your support of the Castle Rock Chamber and it has been an honor to represent you this past year. Thank you!


Bernie Greenberg Chairman, Board of Directors Kokish & Goldmanis PC

There Are Many Ways to Get Involved! The Chamber’s Government Interests Commi;ee (GIC) provides our business community with a proac+ve voice and advocate regarding governmental issues; and promotes economic interests, which contributes to the quality of life of Castle Rock. This program facilitates communica+on and educa+on between the business community, local, and state governments. A variety of elected officials, concerned members and businesspeople meet to discuss and clarify issues that are affec+ng our community today, tomorrow and in the future. Quarterly Horizon Luncheons also offer an opportunity to make connec+ons with our community leaders. Each luncheon features guest speakers to help keep you up-to-date on the local community, business hot topics, statewide informa+on and much more.

Contact for more informa(on.

Horizon Breakfast

Guest Speaker:

Dave Corliss, Town Manager Topic: State of the Town Date: April 6, 2018 Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am U(li(es Department Tickets:

Poli+cal Advocacy, Chamber Represents Business to Government Thank you to Sky Ridge Medical Center for hos(ng the Douglas County Business Alliance 2018 Pre Legisla(ve Kick off on January 5, 2018. President’s Level Colorado Community Media Guaranty Bank Intermountain Rural Electric Associa+on Sky Ridge Medical Center Don’t Forget to Follow the Chamber’s DCBA Blog for the latest Legislative Updates!

Execu(ve Level Douglas County Living Magazine Pepsi Co. Sam’s Club-Castle Rock Entrepreneur Level ANB Bank Bellco Credit Union Black Hills Energy Brookside Inn Castle Rock Adven+st Health Campus Castle Rock Development Co Ent Credit Union Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Outlets at Castle Rock Patriot Enterprises, Inc.

DCBA DAY AT THE CAPITOL Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Time 7:30-9 AM State Capitol (200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203) RSVP to DCBA has been established to promote a unified effort of certain Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils of Douglas County to lead and influence state and federal policy, legisla+on and regula+on to create and/or enhance a posi+ve business climate for the business community of Douglas County. Learn more at The Douglas County Business Alliance is representa+ves from the following organiza+ons:


Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Castle Rock Economic Development Council Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Commission Parker Chamber of Commerce South Metro Denver Chamber 3


Premier Level 100% Chiroprac+c Arapahoe Community College Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies CSU Engagement Center at Castle Rock Douglas County Libraries The Emporium FirstBank of Douglas County Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, PC GroovyTek Kaiser Permanente Leaf Guard Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Northwestern Mutual—Kevin Hulbert NyTech Hea+ng Olinger Dignity Memorial One Clear Choice Garage Doors OrangeTheory Fitness-CastleRock Pine Trails at Castle Rock Plumbline Services Pro Plumbing Re/Max Alliance - the Kirk Team Renewal by Andersen State Farm Insurance - David Topolnicki Westerra Credit Union Yoga Pod

2017-18 Board of Directors

Chamber Staff Pam Ridler President & CEO Melissa Mares Director of Communica+ons Alicia Early Membership Development Director

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are made up of representa+ves from private and nonprofit business sectors and are leaders in our community. They represent the broad diversity of our membership and contribute significant amounts of +me, talent, and energy to ensure the growing business vitality of Douglas County, Colorado.

Jill Garber, Arapahoe Community College Brock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance Linda Watson Kolstad Sky Ridge Medical Center Mike McNairy Crea(ve Colors Interna(onal

Execu(ve CommiFee:

Andrea Nyquist, Outlets at Castle Rock

Bernie Greenberg, Chairman Kokish & Goldmanis P.C.

Michelle Peck TMMC Property Management

Mark Michael, Chair-Elect Versa(lity Crea(ve Group

Abby Tardiff, ANB Bank

Aaron Fort, Treasurer Fort & Company CPA

Julie Voorhees Keller Williams Ac(on Realty Tom Waymire, Guaranty Bank

John Manka, Immediate Past Chair 1Stop Tire & Auto Directors: Jill Dustman Coe White Construc(on Group Nick Lucey, Todd Folkenberg Castle Rock Adven(st Health Campus 4

Danielle Odil Event Manager Sue Turner Office Administrator Carrie Buchan Program Manager: Leadership Douglas County Jolene Richardson Membership Services Daune O’Connell Visitor Center Coordinator

Ex Officio Frank Gray, President/CEO Castle Rock EDC Pam Ridler, President/CEO Castle Rock Chamber James Townsend George Teal Councilmen, Town of Castle Rock

Contact Jolene to Learn More!

Chamber Boasts Major Accomplishments in 2017 Your Castle Rock Chamber staff is working hard to promote your business and increase the livability of our community. Some of the highlights of the past year include: •

Welcomed 255 new businesses to Castle Rock (touched them 3-5x in their 1st year)

Castle Rock was named 8th Best Place to Raise a Family by WalletHub

22-25k people a;ended Starligh+ng with 70% of patrons surveyed have a;ended 3+ +mes.

31% Increase in business consulta+ons, 54 Businesses benefi;ed from Free 1 on 1 counseling services.

127 New Chamber Members joined in 2017, our reten+on rate is 81% !

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Your chamber mailed 2926 welcome packets to new residents in 2017, that’s a 10 % increase.

And that’s just to name a few...keep an eye out in the Chamber Cha;er ecard for more updates!

Chamber Staff at Douglas County Lifestyle Expo, February 2018. LeU to Right: Jolene Richardson, Sue Turner, Daune O’Connell, Pam Ridler, Melissa Mares, Alicia Early, Danielle Odil.

Convener, Catalyst, Champion for Business

2017 Castle Rock Starligh+ng





March 8

April 12

7:30 AM—9 AM

7:30 AM—9 AM

Administra+on Building

4625 Trail Boss Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104

620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

March 21


5 PM—7 PM Castle Rock Development Co The Grange 3692 Meadows Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80109 CONTACT ALICIA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOSTING A BOB/BAH EVENT! 6

Chamber Staff Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments Are you Interested in Serving on the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors ? Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board of Directors for The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Directors of the Chamber board are selected through a process called for in the Chamber bylaws. Any current Chamber member in good standing is eligible to apply and be considered for the Board of Directors. Please review the Chamber's Roles & Responsibili(es document prior to submi\ng your applica+on. All informa+on will be held confiden+al.

Western Associa+on of Chamber Execu+ves Honors Pam Ridler’s long-term of service Russell Lahodny, presented the service award plaque to Pam Ridler, Chamber President/CEO for her 25 years of service in chamber of commerce management at the Western Associa+on of Chamber Execu+ves Annual Conference in February. Pam Ridler became the President/CEO of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in 1998. Prior to her posi+on with the Castle Rock Chamber, she worked for six years as the Vice-President of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. Pam got her start in the nonprofit arena as director of the United Way of Ellis County in Hays Kansas. Pam earned her undergraduate and masters degrees from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. She is a Cer+fied Chamber Execu+ve in 2006, which is the only na+onal cer+fica+on for chamber professionals. Pam is also a graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce Ins+tute for Organiza+on Management class of 2000. She currently services as Vice-President of the Western Associa+on of Commerce Execu+ves (WACE).

Congratula+ons Alicia on your outstanding commitment & dedica+on! Alicia Early, Director of Membership Development, was part of the gradua+ng class of 2017 to receive their gradua+on cer+ficates at the W.A.C.E. Annual Conference in Henderson, NV on February 9, 2018. Forty-seven (47) class members began their Academy journey in 2015, with twenty-eight (28) comple+ng the three-year course in 2017. 7

The applica+ons will be reviewed by the Chamber’s Nomina+ng Commi;ee when crea+ng a slate of candidates to fill vacancies for Board of Director posi+ons. In order for the Nomina+ng Commi;ee to a;ain the best slate of candidates we do ask that you please complete the applica+on in full to be considered. This does not guarantee your nomina+on, but if chosen, we want to offer you a rewarding opportunity and make the most of your special talents and exper+se for the benefit of the en+re Chamber. Thank you for your interest in serving.

2018 Best of the Best Nominees BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR NOMINEES: JENNIFER BROWN, Master Magne(cs/Ads on Magnets JEFF COX, Digital Globe Services TODD FOLKENBERG, Castle Rock Adven(st Health Campus The Businessperson of the Year Award recognizes business owners and/or management who have compe,,vely posi,oned their business in the marketplace; demonstra,ng strong financial performance in their industry; has successfully managed the growth of their company; has u,lized innova,ve or crea,ve business methods in response to ,mes of adversity and has a strong commitment to the be3erment of the Castle Rock Community. This award recognizes businesses with 21 or more employees. SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINEES: MATT CALL, NavPoint Real Estate Group BRUCE HIER AND ROBBIE PERSON, Hier Drilling Company JR PINON, Olinger Dignity Memorial

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Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a business owner who has made outstanding contribu+ons to the community through their involvement in community projects, organiza+onal affilia+ons, and business growth. This award recognizes businesses with less than 20 employees. CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES: • JASON BOWER, Town Councilman & Castle Rock Music • GRANDMASTER HAN LEE, Han Lee’s Taekwondo Academy • MIKE MCNAIRY, Crea(ve Colors Interna(onal The Ci zen of the Year Award is given to a selfless individual based on their many years of volunteer ac,vity within the community. This person demonstrates a dedica,on and loyalty to the Castle Rock area with commitment to service. PING LEE JUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE NOMINEES: • BERNIE GREENBERG, Kokish & Goldmanis PC, CR Chamber Chairman, Chamber Founda(on Charter Leader • DAN & MARY NIBLACK & LEN & PAM JENKINS, ArNest Co Chairs • STEVE & LESLIE SPENCER, WineFest Co Chairs The Ping Lee Jung Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a Chamber of Commerce member who has given freely of their ,me and talent in leadership to further the mission of the Chamber. Congratula(ons to our AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR WINNER: • KEVIN MCHUGH, Footprints Floors Ambassador of the Year Award—recognizes an individual who is a volunteer business member who goes above and beyond the required commi3ee engagement in Chamber ac,vi,es, assists Chamber members to receive value with the Chamber’s programs and events and has a passion for the be3erment of our community. New in 2018, the Chamber's Community Champions Awards was created to honor the first responders in our community that serve and protect us. The following individuals represent the men and women in their departments that inspire others through their selflessness, extraordinary service and contribu+ons that posi+vely affect the lives of those around them. This year the chamber would like to recognize the following organiza+ons: • • • •

CHIEF MATTHEW PACKARD, Colorado State Patrol SHERIFF TONY SPURLOCK, Douglas County Sheriff CHIEF ART MORALES, Castle Rock Fire CHIEF JACK CAULEY, Castle Rock Police

This greatly an+cipated Banquet & Awards Ceremony is one of the Chamber's most exci+ng events of the year. It’s our way of celebra+ng and highligh+ng the many accomplishments and contribu+ons of our members and community partners that have played a key role in furthering the mission and vision of the Chamber and Douglas County community.

This evening of celebra+on will commence on Saturday, April 21st at the Denver MarrioF South at Park Meadows at 6:00 p.m. This business a\re event will provide you with the opportunity to mingle with some of the most influen+al people in our state. In addi+on to enjoying a fabulous dinner, cash bar, and live auc+on, there will be delighRul entertainment provided by dueling pianos. Proceeds from the live auc+on benefit the Chamber Founda+on 501(c)3 organiza+on and are tax deduc+ble. Purchase your +cket today at or by calling the Chamber at (303) 688-4597, sponsorships are available.



WELCOME NEW MEMBERS The Castle Rock Chamber partners with more than 600 member businesses and organiza+ons including 26,000+ employees to support local business, promote our community and cul+vate a vibrant economy. Legacy Village of Castle Pines 535 W. Castle Pines Parkway Castle Pines, CO 80108 303-663-9800 Senior Living

MidiCi – Castle Rock 6360 Promenade Parkway, #100 Castle Rock, CO 80108 303-881-4579 Restaurants

The Urban 221 Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-325-7792 Events h;p://a;

Aspen Grove Salon 801 Park Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-663-4772 Spa

Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More of Castle Rock 4714 Milestone Lane, Unit A Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-996-2121, Retail

Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center 2352 Meadows Blvd, Suite 300 Castle Rock, CO 80109 303-233-1223 Physicians

HEI Civil 5460 Montana Vista Way Castle Rock, CO 80108 303-688-9500 Construc+on

Friday Health Plans 525 E. Mississippi Denver, CO 80210 720-665-3363 Insurance-Health

Meadows Self Storage 4395 Regent Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 Storage – Household & Commercial

Enhance Property Maintenance, Inc. 303-919-6460 Handyman

Douglas County School District 620 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-387-0126 Educa+on

Lante Brau-Casa 3761 Licorice Trail Castle Rock, CO 80109 720-201-6741 Caterers h;p://

Crush Wine Bar 3911 Ambrosia Street #102 Castle Rock, CO 80109 720-361-2121 Bars

Chamber adds talented event planner and entrepreneur to staff Castle Rock Chamber is happy to announce the addi+on of Danielle Odil to our chamber staff. Danielle brings a wealth of event management skills to the Chamber, with more than 10 years of experience in Event Planning and Corporate Events. Danielle is also an entrepreneur as the owner/lead consultant of Something Classic Events. In her most recent posi+ons Danielle wore many hats as the Curator/ Principal Crea+ve Architect at Entwined Planning, in addi+on to the Office Manager/Bookkeeper and Principal's Secretary at Lewis— Palmer School District. She is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Business Administra+on and Management from Colorado State University. As you can see, she comes highly recommend and we are very excited to have Danielle as part of the Chamber Team. Please stop by and say hello, or you may contact Danielle at 10

Breakfast or Lunch Events



Chamber Educa+onal Events Active Shooter Training March 8, 2018 11:30 am—1:00 pm Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Lunch will be provided. Ac(ve Shooter Workshop What you will learn: Sec(on 1 -The Basic's Sec(on 2 - The tools to fight Sec(on 3 - What to do if Advance registra(on REQUIRED! No charge, lunch is provided. Although this is a free course, YOU MUST REGISTER so we can be sure to order enough lunch! Register Now: h;ps://

How to Market to Millennials in a Digital World How do you reach millennials? Through their phones! March 15, 2018 11:00 am—1:00 pm Castle Rock Chamber • • •

Learn how to use Instagram, Facebook, Twi;er & SnapChat effec+vely Discover why data mining is cri+cal Create campaigns & u+lize Visually Driven Design About the Instructor:

Grace Combs is the Crea+ve Director for Rinse Crea+ve Studios, a crea+ve design firm in Castle Rock. She has over 7 years experience helping businesses leverage branding, design and social media in today?s ever changing marke+ng landscape. She has lots of working knowledge in all things crea+ve - from websites to graphics to photography. She is passionate about seeing businesses and organiza+ons reach their full poten+al through effec+vely communica+ng their brand culture and finding their ideal customer base.

Horizon Breakfast Guest Speaker: Dave Corliss, Town Manager Topic: State of the Town Date: April 6, 2018 Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am U(li(es Department

Women of Influence Luncheon Guest Speaker: Erin Kane,

Join Grace & Nick Combs from Rinse Crea+ve Studios and explore how Millennials connect with your brand & purchase your products. Free to Chamber Members $25.00 for Non-Members 13

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent

Date: April 25, 2018 Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Loca(on: The Urban



Chamber Calendar of Events March 01, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Power Partners Leads Group

March 08, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Business Over Breakfast

March 15, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Power Partners Leads Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - Dahl Castle Rock Kitchen and Bath

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Wellness Rocks - Ac(ve Shooter Training

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Biz Builder Lunch & Learn How to Market to Millennials in a Digital World

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - Yoga Pod

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - Envision Counseling Clinic

March 06, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Government Interests CommiFee 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - An Eggcep(onal Match March 07, 2018 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Leadership Douglas County Water/Resources/ Sustainability

March 13, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Club Leads Group 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Leads Plus March 14, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Morning at the Capitol

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - Colorado Hand Center March 20, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Government Interests CommiFee

March 27, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Leads Plus March 29, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Member Orienta(on 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Chamber Board mee(ng 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - Enhance Property Maintenance, Inc. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ribbon CuTng - The Urban

March 21, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Leadership Douglas County Steering CommiFee 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Leads Referral Group

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Leads Referral Group

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Community Leadership Mee(ng 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Business AUer Hours – Castle Rock Development Company

April 03, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Government Interests CommiFee

April 17, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Government Interests CommiFee

April 04, 2018 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Leadership Douglas County Law Enforcement

April 18, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Leadership Douglas County Steering CommiFee

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Leads Referral Group

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Leads Referral Group

April 05, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Power Partners Leads Group

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Community Leadership Mee(ng

April 06, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Horizon Breakfast

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Business AUer Hours -

April 10, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Club Leads Group

April 19, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Power Partners Leads Group

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Leads Plus

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Biz Builder Lunch & Learn Introduc(on to Wordpress

April 12, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Business Over Breakfast Douglas County School District

April 21, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chamber's Annual Banquet 2018


April 24, 2018 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Club Leads Group 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Leads Plus April 25, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Women of Influence


April 26, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Member Orienta(on

Beverage Sponsor

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Chamber Board mee(ng

The Pepsi BoFling Co 3801 Brighton Boulevard Denver, CO 80216

Women’s Luncheon Welcomes DCSD Representa+on This Luncheon Series provides opportuni,es and a venue for women leaders to network, share their best insights and business prac,ces, and foster connec,ons with others. Each quarterly luncheon will address a par,cular key issue and solu,ons to women's advancement.

We are pleased to welcome:

-Erin Kane, DCSD Interim Superintendent April 25, 2018 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM The Urban 221 Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-325-7792 Tickets:


Two Outstanding Ambassadors! The Castle Rock Chamber proudly honors BeFy Graf, Reliv Interna(onal as our January Ambassador of the month! Be;y finds being an Ambassador a great fit since she loves mee+ng new people and developing rela+onships with business owners. She has u+lized the many Chamber networking events such as the Leads referral groups to promote her business with great success. For Be;y, it’s a way for her to be “plugged” into the business community. Be;y Graf As a Chamber Ambassador, Be;y is a Reliv Interna+onal part of a professional group of people dedicated to helping others grow their businesses. Congratula(ons BeFy & thank you for your outstanding efforts!

The Castle Rock Chamber proudly honors Melanie Calhoun, RE/MAX Alliance - The Calhoun Team as our February Ambassador of the Month. Congratula(ons Melanie & thank you for your outstanding efforts!

Melanie Calhoun RE/MAX Alliance The Calhoun Team


Members Only Sec+on Enhancements The Castle Rock Chamber makes it easy for members to take full advantage of their benefits, all you have to do is take the first step!

Did you know the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce has made several exci+ng improvements to the “Members Only” sec+on of the Chamber website that will make it easy for you to take full advantage of your benefits? Take a moment to visit the page at: h;p://

Please familiarize yourself with all of our amazing benefits we have to offer your business, be3er yet...become an expert and a3end one of our Member Orienta,ons that are held on the last Thursday of every month at the Chamber.

Member Orienta(on Mar 29 & Apr 26 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber How to Access Your Member Page Just email to request your username and password informa+on. We’ll verify the name and organiza+on submi\ng to confirm that the email used to make the request is valid and belongs to your membership account. Then we will email your username and password to the email address that was used to request the login info.

Business Directory Features AUer joining the Chamber, all members receive a company login name and password to access the Member Informa+on Center of the Chamber website. Members Login: h;p:// 19

Contact Jolene at the Chamber for ques+ons or assistance. Email her at

Increase Your Exposure Members can link their Facebook page, LinkedIn account, and/or Twi;er page to their business directory lis+ng as well as upload a “Membership Badge” to your website that proudly lists you as a member of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to add your Hot Deals and a Member 2 Member Deal to promote your support to the Castle Rock Business Community. Lastly, proudly display your Membership Decal s+cker on your storefront or vehicle. This decal symbolizes your business’s commitment to the Castle Rock community.

Let’s Get Social Be sure to visit and connect with us on Facebook and TwiFer. Make sure you Like our facebook page and click No(fica(ons On - never miss a post. Direct Market to fellow members on our Members Only Facebook Page: h;ps:// castlerockchamber.membersonly/ —Check in whenever you visit the Chamber, let your customers know YOU ARE INVOLVED IN THE CHAMBER & YOU CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY! h;ps:// CastleRockChamber/

The Chamber’s Job Board is a Huge Success—Post Your Openings Today! Need Help, Ask Sue! OR

Save Money Use Our Connec(ons! BULK MAIL DISCOUNTS Bulk Mail Rates are offered to Chamber Members in good standing. Members can use The Chamber’s bulk mail permit number to significantly reduce the cost of postage for qualified mailings. OFFICE DEPOT SAVINGS Members can save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their office supplies! CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN Do business out of the country? Need a Cer+ficate of Origin? THE CHAMBER CAN HELP! A Cer+ficate of Origin (CO) is an important interna+onal trade document a;es+ng that goods in a par+cular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a par+cular country. COs also cons+tute a declara+on by the exporter. The Castle Rock Chamber is an approved provider of COs for the state.

CONGRATULATIONS MEMBERS CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES March Anniversaries # of years VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital 31 Independent Bank 21 Castle Rock Adven+st Health Campus 15 Patriot Enterprises, Inc. 12 Moore Lumber & Hardware 7 Office Depot 7 ArtcraU Signs 7 A Clean Living 6 Christ's Episcopal Church 6 Hideaway Bar & Grill 6 Spring Hill Press, LLC 5 ANB Bank 5 Renewal by Andersen 5 Priority Insurance Services an Allstate Insurance Agency 4 SmartWa; 4 Robert Michael Gems & Jewelry, LLC 3 RMG - Rocky Mountain Group 3 The Castle Pines Connec+on 3 Crea+ve Colors Interna+onal 2 Touchstone Legal Resources LLC 2 The Post Ins+tute 2 The Skin Company 2 StrideMob 2 24 Hour Fitness - Castle Rock Super Sport 1 105 West Brewing Company 1 Castle Rock Burger King 1 Landau Consul+ng Solu+ons, LLC 1 Popcorn Bliss 1 Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Park Meadows Area 1


Storage Sponsor Park Street/Jerry Street Storage 1500 N. Park Street Castle Rock, CO 303.688.2242


April Anniversaries # years Denver South Economic Development Partnership 25 Han Lee Taekwondo Academy 22 Awards with More 15 Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Campus 12 McKillip Group CPAs 11 Westside Towing Inc. 6 Castle Rock Funeral and Crema+on 6 Spencer Colorado Real Estate by Keller Williams Realty, DTC 5 Digital Globe Services, Inc. 5 Accent on Hearing 5 Catholic Chari+es of Central Colorado - Castle Rock Office 5 Miss M's Tea Parlour 4 Postal Annex 4 MODE Systems 4 Expert Disposal & Recycling Services LLC 4 Plum Creek Golf Club 3 Golf Club at Bear Dance 3 Astro Tap House 3 Developmental Pathways 3 Cat Specialist 3 Front Range HVAC, LLC 3 Castle Rock Parks and Trails Founda+on 3 GroovyTek 2 Castle Rock Dental Health 2 Castle Rock Craniosacral & Lympha+c Massage 2 Clockwork Networks, LLC 2 Westerra Credit Union - Castle Rock 2 RHG Products 2 Hampton Inn Castle Rock 2 Soul Poten+al Acupuncture & Wellness 1 Caliber Home Loan 1 European Wax Center - Castle Rock 1 TPM Staffing Services 1 Venue at the Promenade 1 One Benefits Place 1 Beckony Kitchens & Baths 1


ENT Credit Union Promenade Service Center 5944 Promenade Parkway, Castle Rock, CO (800) 525-9623 Credit Unions – Financial Ins+tu+ons

Meadows Self Storage 4395 Regent Street, Castle Rock, CO 720-370-5132 Storage – Household & Commercial

Hand and Stone Massage 1341 New Beale Street, Castle Rock, CO 308-440-9810 Massage

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Share the Good News! Ribbon CuBngs are poignant events marking a business grand opening, reopening, or other momentous event. Ribbon cuBng ceremonies are popular chamber events for chamber members, with chamber and local officials, chamber board and ambassadors or volunteers in a3endance. Brightway, The Scheibe Agency 380 N Perry Street, Suite 250, Castle Rock, CO - 303-773-9030 Insurance – Property & Casualty 21

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Accelerate Growth, Promote Excellence Let us help you establish a firm business founda+on- from showing you how to develop your business plan, to iden+fying the best ways to obtain funding, and everything else associated with opening your doors. All services and informa+on are at li;le or no cost to both start-ups and established businesses in Douglas County, Colorado. Our business consultants leverage their combined years of experience to help you guide your business to sustainable success year aUer year. Contact at the Chamber to learn more about our business training courses.

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2nd & 4th Tuesdays 11:30 AM—1:00 PM Meets at: Pegasus

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30 AM—9:00 AM Meets at: Village Inn



1st & 3rd Wednesdays 11:30 AM—1:00 PM Meets at: Castle Cafe

1st & 3rd Thursday 7:30 AM—9:00 AM Meets at: Castle Rock Chamber


CASTLE ROCK COMMUNITY EVENTS— Mac ‘n’ Cheese & Chili Cook-Off @ Douglas County Fairgrounds - Kirk Hall Mar 3 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Castle Rock Orchestra – Vive La France! @ First United Methodist Church Mar 4 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Coffee with a Cop @ Echo Ridge at Metzler Ranch Apartments (Clubhouse) Mar 5 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s -Monthly Presenta+on @ Philip S. Miller Library Mar 7 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM Pinots and Pale;es – March Pinots @ The Grange Mar 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Ode;e’s Cuisine @ The Grange Mar 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Morning at the Capitol @ Colorado State Capital Mar 14 @ 7:30 AM Biz Builder Lunch & Learn – How to Market to Millennials in a Digital World Mar 15 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 9 News Health Fair @ Castle Rock Adven+st Hospital Apr 14 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Embellished Flower Cupcakes @ The Grange Apr 14 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Senior Life Expo @ Douglas County Events Center Apr 19 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Chamber’s Annual Banquet – 2018 @ Marrio; Denver South Apr 21 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Spring up the Creek @ Fes+val Park May 5 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Street Party & Concert @ Downtown Castle Rock May 5 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Third Annual Victoria’s Tea Fundraiser @ The Urban May 12 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fes+val Park Grand Opening & Starlight @ Fes+val Park Jun 2 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM Car Show Street Party & Concert @ Downtown C Rock Jun 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Classic Rock Cruise-In Car Show, @ Downtown C Rock Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM


2018 Annual Banquet Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows

2018 Elephant Rock Ride Sunday, June 3, 2018 Douglas County Fairgrounds

Chamber Golf Tournament Monday, June 25, 2018 The Pinery Country Club Parker, Colorado

15th Annual Castle Rock WineFest Saturday, July 21, 2018 Time: 2 PM to 8 PM Butterfield Crossing Park

Douglas County Fair Parade Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:30 AM Downtown Castle Rock

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Sept. 8/9, 2018 Outlets at Castle Rock

BUILDING COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP— Developing Leaders in Douglas County Thank you to our February venue and meals sponsor: Douglas County Libraries The LDC Class of 2018 went back to school in February gaining insight into the trends and challenges seen in pre-k—12 and higher educa+on in Douglas County, including the impacts in growth, funding needs and the design of schools to meet 21st century learning objec+ves. Par+cipants also learned more about the new higher educa+on op+on coming to the county with the construc+on of the ACC Collabora+on Campus in Castle Rock. In addi+on, Douglas County Libraries demonstrated how they have refined their business model to provide the community with resources and educa+onal opportuni+es that prepare ci+zens for lifelong learning. Speakers throughout the day included Sharon Nemecheck, Sheila Kerber and Erica Cole/ Douglas County Libraries, Sco;y Mar+n/ ReVision, Inc., Stephanie Grose/TreanorHL Architecture, Tom Stone/Adolfson & Peterson Construc+on, Diana Doyle/ACC Collabora+on Campus and Erin Kane/Douglas County School District. The class day was planned and facilitated by Jaime Gotlieb and Bob Pasicznyuk/Douglas County Libraries and Tom Bailey/Adolfson & Peterson Construc+on. Photos from these recent classes can be viewed on the LDC Facebook page Loved the school district discussion and understanding how I can help. Elaine McCain, Douglas County Libraries Foundation

Established by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in 1999, Leadership Douglas County is a nonprofit, nonpar(san, program designed to broaden par(cipant knowledge of the community and enhance leadership skills, while increasing the strength and effec(veness of our leaders. Applica+ons now being accepted for LDC’s 20th program year The applica+on window is now open for 2018-2019 par+cipa+on with a firm deadline of June 20. Classes start in September. Anyone who lives and/or works in Douglas County is encouraged to apply early to this compe++ve program. Space is limited. The applica+on is available at h;p:// For more informa+on or to preview the program by visi+ng a class day, contact or call 720.440.3726.


Many thanks to our valued sponsors who make Leadership Douglas County possible!

Our Vision Igni+ng Passion for Business Success and Community Prosperity

Our Mission Support and promote member businesses • Be a “voice” for business to government • Foster a livable community with posi+ve growth •

Upcoming Events— Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 6 PM Denver MarrioF South at Park Meadows Chamber Golf Tournament Monday, June 25, 2018 The Pinery Country Club Parker, Colorado Castle Rock WineFest Saturday, July 21, 2018 Time: 2 PM BuFerfield Crossing Park in the Meadows

WEBSITE BUSINESS DIRECTORY HITS: Jan/Feb— Page Hits: 17,301 Search Hits: 37,786 Calls – 661 Walk-ins - 715 Chamber Represents 41,267 Member Employees

Douglas County Fair Parade Time: 9:30 AM Downtown Castle Rock 420 Jerry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.4597 ph